Sometimes overshadowed by city rival Mater Dei, the Central Cougars welcomed Salem to the Cahokia Conference on Friday behind a huge offensive night by senior quarterback Trent Nunn.
Nunn proved to be a thorn in the side of the Wildcats both running and throwing the football as he scored on four short touchdown runs and threw for 166 yards. The Cougars, ranked third in the News-Democrat’s small school poll, posted a 33-18 win.
The Cougars (2-0), however, started slow for the second week in a row. Forced to rally once again, Central used the brilliance of Nunn as it joined league rivals Carlyle and Wesclin with unblemished marks.
But coach Brian Short would just like to see his team come out of the gate a little quicker.
“I’m excited about our 2-0 start. Our guys have shown a lot of guts coming from behind in both games,” Short said. “We need to come out this week against Freeburg and play well in all three phases of the game for four full quarters We haven’t done that this year.
“Our offense has been solid the first two weeks, and our defense is getting better. Hopefully this will be the week we put it all together.”